MailTribune from southern Oregon tells MHProNews students from Southern Oregon University are proposing an overhaul to the city government’s 20 year-old manufacturing housing code to allow MH to be erected with less restrictions which could also add to the affordable housing stock in Ashland, OR. As presented to the Ashland Housing Commission, the proposal would include dropping the requirement that homes be at least 28 feet wide on individual lots and 12 feet wide in housing developments. The students also proposed doing away with requiring individual lots to have a detached garage or outbuilding. Ashland City Councilwoman Carol Voisin, saying the student’s “research is solid,” suggested manufactured housing could be a solution to the problem of homelessness in the city.
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